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Mrs. Bucko from Camden NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expression through Conversation and Language Arts!

My students need materials to help them understand the world around them as well as to be able to express themselves through conversation, writing and literature (such as self help books).

  • $757 goal

This project expired on August 11, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things exciting and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences that motivate them to do their best!

My students are high energy, enthusiastic and excited about learning!

They are an incredibly grateful bunch of kiddos and I cannot wait to see the excitement on their faces when they see their new materials!

My Project

Our students are consistently being held to high academic standards through standardized assessments. Unfortunately, being from urban homes, many of our students have not been exposed to certain topics. By providing these students with materials that can help them to better understand what they are reading, to make inferences, find context clues and so much more, we will be setting them up for success.

Furthermore, giving these students fun, alternative ways (such as conversation dice, self-help books, and writing topics) to express themselves in both personal and academic ways will help them to develop the writing and conversation skills they will need to answer any question.

You may notice that there is a wide variety of academic level materials for this project and I cannot express how important having such differentiated materials is to our classroom environment. These materials will help me to reach ALL of our students during Language Arts and the Personal Development aspects of the school day. Some of the great and diverse materials such as the self-help for kids book set, conversation cubes, and writing prompt cubes will help these students to get started with expressing themselves. Other materials such as phonics cubes, the words ladder phonics set and big box of sentence building will help them to put onto paper how they feel and what they think. I cannot wait to see how these materials help them to express themselves!

Mrs. Bucko
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Double-Sided Dry-Erase Storyboard Classroom Set (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 2 $84.92
Word Fun Books Set 1 (Set of 10 Books) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $67.96 1 $67.96
Cause & Effect Reading Comprehension Practice Cards (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
Inference Reading Comprehension Practice Cards (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
Context Clues Reading Comprehension Practice Cards (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
Main Idea Reading Comprehension Cards (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
Unifix(r) Phonics Small-Group Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.26 1 $32.26
Phonics Cube Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.41 1 $31.41
Self-Help for Kids Book Set (Set of 4) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Word Ladder Phonics Activity Center • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
Vowel Owlstm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Big Box of Sentence Building • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Big Box of Alphabet Knowledge • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Big Box of Rhyming • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Word and Number Swatters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.31 2 $18.62
Cheese Dip Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
Writing Prompt Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Reading Comprehension Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Conversation Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Match It Puzzles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.16 1 $10.16
Initial Consonants Bingo • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.31 1 $9.31
What Would You Do? In a Jar(r) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
CVC Word Building Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 1 $6.76

Materials cost

$604.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$643.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.52

Total project goal

$756.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$756.78

1 Donor

-$378.39

Donations toward project cost

-$321.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.76

match offer

-$378.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$321.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.76

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$0.00

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